AUSTRALIAN country singer Melinda Schneider has found something better than a Golden Guitar – Sullivan Gable.
Four-month-old Sullivan is Melinda and Mark Gable’s baby son who visited Tamworth for the first of many visits, last Friday for his mum’s performance at the Official Opening Celebration.
Melinda said she found the name in a book and chose it because she wanted a three-syllable name and Mark liked it.
She said she enjoyed pregnancy and, although she had to have a caesarean, the doting mother said he came out perfectly and crying.
“He looked absolutely flawless,” she said.
“I was overwhelmed by a flood of emotion. I well up when I saw him because I have never loved anyone this much in this way.”
Partner Mark is every part the doting dad, even though Sullivan is his sixth child, and said parenthood was wonderful the second time around.
“The first time around, you’re so busy living life and you try to make them (children) fit into your life, which isn’t how it works,” he said.
“You have to be more committed to having a child when you’re older. It’s really good doing it with someone you get along with, too. The second time around is just fantastic.”
Melinda said she felt motherhood was something she was born to do, even though she didn’t have her first, Sullivan, until she was 40-years-old.
However, music is still on her mind and she said she was writing for her next album, and there were plenty of songs inspired by her new family member.
“They’re not songs about him, but songs about what I want him to know about life,” she said.
Melinda said she was going to get the Doris Day show back on stage and could take it to the UK this year.